Vote for Emma in top 100 Rising Star Awards 2016

Posted by / Tuesday 26 April 2016 /
Awards ceremony 2015

This week saw We are the City announce its shortlist for the Top 100 Rising Star Awards 2016. 

The awards focus on the UK’s female talent below management level and will celebrate 100 female individuals who represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. The awards raise the profile of the contribution of women in the workplace and enable organisations to consider talent development and how to support females to become future leaders.

Action for children was extremely pleased to see our very own Emma Lawrence shortlisted for the charity category, sponsored by Cancer Research UK, Women of Influence.  Emma will be invited to celebrate her shortlisting alongside sponsors, judges and guests at a celebratory reception sponsored by Bloomberg on 17th May and the winners will be notified by 6th June 2016.

Emma Rising Stars

Emma is an internal Communications officer at Action for Children and has also worked in the fundraising team.  Emma was nominated for the award for her commitment, passion and enthusiasm as a key member of Action for children’s Celebrate LGBT staff network.  Celebrate was officially launched in October 2014 and Emma has played an integral part since the outset.  In November 2015, Celebrate won ‘New Network’ at the inaugural Inclusive Networks awards ceremony and key to this success was Emma’s communication work for the Celebrate network.

A passionate advocate for LGBT equality, Emma has dedicated hundreds of hours of her own time to produce regular celebrate newsletters.  The newsletters comprise of internal Action for Children LGBT news and the latest reports, research and events from across the world.  With over 4000 staff and 650 services, it can be a challenge to engage with our colleagues across the UK, but Emma has achieved this through producing relevant, engaging and interesting newsletters that contribute to an inclusive workplace.

You can read all about Emma in our Role Model Guide but most importantly, please vote!  It’s really easy to vote, just follow this link and remember to share with your friends and colleagues - Vote for Emma.